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Book One

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Written and illustrated by

Miz Katz N. Ratz A Progressive Phonics book T.M.

Copyright (c) 2004. 2005 by Miz Katz N. Ratz. Patent pending


Quick Start Guide Read the book WITH your child. You read the “regular” text, and he/she reads the big, red words, sort of like reading the different parts in a play.

Help your child sound out the words as needed.

c-a-t cat

Read the book several times. This helps develop the eye muscles and left-to-right reading patterns that are necessary for reading. Don’t rush it. Body builders don’t train in a day, neither does a child.

C AB o k Bo

ABC

ABC

If your child is having difficulty, he/she might need more practice with the alphabet. Get a fun book about the alphabet and read that lots of times. Then come back to Progressive Phonics.

And most important of all, HAVE FUN!


Short Vowel“a” contents at

bat cat fat hat mat pat Can you see my little cat? I want to buy a baseball bat Every time I wear my hat You tell me I can pat your rat My cat is very big and fat Pat mud pies with a baseball bat

rat

bad dad had mad sad When I was a baby My mother said I had to be quiet My sister says my manners are bad I am mad at my dog My cat is very sad today My dad says he had a lot of hair cab dab gab A little dab of green I like to ride in a taxi cab bag gag wag I do not want to eat this stuff I gag when I eat tomatoes I’ve got a bag of candy am

ham jam pam I am Sam My name is Pam

Sam

an

can Dan man pan My brother Dan A man ran down the road

yam

ran

van

cap lap map nap rap tap yap The map shows where the treasure is buried I always wear my favorite baseball cap

sat


has

a

as Sometimes an S at the end of a word My cat has eyes Johnny has to wash his face My cat is as big as a dog an The word “a” I like to play a silly game I wish I had a puppy The word “an” I saw an alligator eat an apple I had an idea

mix it up I am an ugly toad I can fun as fast as your little feet I sat down to take a nap Put the ham in the pan I am mad at my cat A little cat was taking a nap


Can you see my little

cat

I’d like to know where she is

at

cat behind the tree She’s not the cat with a cup of tea She’s not the

cat is covered in orange stripes My cat is wearing ballet tights So have you seen my little cat I’d like to know where she is at My


hat I want to buy a baseball bat I need a bat so I can play I want to buy a baseball

Baseball, baseball every day


hat I cannot see where I am at The hat is so big it covers my eyes I need a hat that’s more my size

Every time I wear my


rat But I don’t want to pat your rat I’m sure your rat is very nice But he’s a rat and we are mice You ask me if I want to pat your


cat is very big and fat She sleeps upon a big, fat mat My fat cat likes to wear a hat And my fat cat likes my brother’s rat My

fat cat Sits beside my brother’s rat And smiling with her big, fat teeth Every day my big,

She dreams of the day when she can eat

rat, so warmand fuzzy She wants to eat the rat because he ...is a rat and she is a cat My brother’s

And that is all she thinks about that


Pat mud pies with a baseball bat Pat until they’re nice and flat Pat, pat, pat With the bat, bat, bat Pat until they’re nice and flat


When I was a baby I

had a yellow duck

When I was two I

had a red truck

When I was three I

had a chimpanzee

And now that I’m four I have a lot more


had to be quiet My sister said I had to go away My brother said I had to share My other brother said I had to go away My mother said I

Why does everyone tell me what to do? I think I’ll scream until I turn blue


My sister says my manners are

bad

She says it all the time

bad to spit It’s bad to burp It’s bad to run when you’re inside But then she said I had no manners Which really made me mad ‘Cuz if I had no manners Then how could they be bad ? It’s


mad at my dog My dog is bad I had some shoes I am

Now they’re doggie chews


sad today She is very, very sad She is sad because our fish is gone My cat is very

And she found his bones out on the lawn


My

dad says he had a lot of hair

When he was really young

had a nose so funny He also had a lot more money He says he

dad had kids And it’s really rather sad But then my

I got the hair, Jim’s nose is funny But we wanna know, w ho got the money?


dab of green A little dab of blue A little

I am making a picture Of me and you

A little

dab of grey

I think that’s a turtle A little

dab of red

And your nose is purple


gab gab gab

TAXI

I like to ride in a taxi

cab

gab When I grow up I will drive my ow n cab I will talk as I drive, I will gab, gab, gab I like when the driver likes to


I do not want to eat this stuff

gag and throw it up Let’s put it in the garbage bag If I don’t see it, I won’t gag It makes me


gag when I eat tomatoes I gag when I eat French fries I gag when I eat most anything I

Except banana pies


bag of candy I’ve got a bag of treats And if my dog can wag his tail He’ll get the bag to eat I’ve got a

If I had no

bag of candy

And nothing else to eat My crazy dog would still He does it in his sleep

wag his tail


am Sam I am five years old I am very, very glad I am eating from this bowl I

After I have eaten I

am going to brush my teeth

But ... I

am much too hungry

To do anything but eat


Pam

My name is

Sam

Pam

am a cat I am glad I am I

So nice and fat I have a friend His name is

Sam

He eats a lot of

ham Sam likes to share His ham with me My name is Pam And I like ham Honey


My brother

Dan

Can read this book I can too Dan let me look Dan and I Can read really well Dan can also Write and spell


man ran down the road A dog ran too, but the man said, “No” The man ran as fast as he could The dog ran faster, boy, he was good “Go away,” said the man, as he ran out of breath A

But the dog didn’t listen, the dog was deaf


map shows where the treasure is buried I got the map from someone scary I asked my mom to help me with the map She said it was time to take my nap This

It’s hard to be a pirate when you’re only three

map when you can’t even read It’s hard to take a nap when you’re not even sleepy It’s hard to use a

I don’t know what to do, being me isn’t easy


cap I never take it off, not even for a nap One day the wind blew off my cap I did not know, I was taking a nap I always wear my favorite baseball

When I went outside my friends all screamed They were really scared, or so it seemed

cap back on,� they begged for hours Where the cap once was I was growing flowers “Put your


Sometimes an “s” at the end of a word Sounds like “zzz” like in buzz fuzz and was Let’s try it... My brother

has a lot of toys

So why does he play with mine? My brother

has a lot of books

So why does he chew on mine? I am glad my brother

has a cage

I can’twait until he’s more my age


has eyes My cat has teeth My cat has a name My cat

Miss Furry Feet


has to wash his face Johnny has to brush his teeth Johnny has to go to say goodnight And Johnny has to go to sleep Johnny


as big as a dog My dog is as big as a wall My dad is as big as a tree My cat is

And I’m smaller than them all


a

When you’re reading, and you see an “A” all by itself, it usually means ONE of something. Like.... a dog, a mouse, a car, a house.... This kind of “a” doesn’t sound like other A sounds... it usually sounds like this.... “uh” dog, “uh” mouse, “uh” car, “uh” house.... You try....

A man A cap A pan Ler’s practice.....

a cat a rat a bat


I like to play

a silly game

The game is so silly It doesn’t have You climb

a name

a tree

You pretend you’re You eat

a bird

a lot of worms

That you dig from the dirt Yuck!


a puppy I wish I had a cat I wish I had a monkey I wish I had a rat I wish I had

But where would I keep them? My roomis very small So I drew

a picture of them all

And I put the pictures on the wall


an The word “an” also means one of something... It’s used sometimes instead of “a” –

Like....

An ant An elephant An ice cream An orange An umbrella Let’s practice.....


an alligator eat an apple As he sat by an empty pool I saw

The alligator laughed and didn’t jump in He needs

an awful lot of water to swim


I had

an idea

An awful idea Stuck inside my head So I put the idea On

a piece of bread

I swallowed it down With

an orange and an egg


Mi x it up When the child is comfortable reading the Big Red Words in this book, the child is ready for “Mix It Up” – the part of the book where the child practices reading a variety of short vowel words.


“I

am an ugly toad”

Said the toad to his wife

am an ugly, ugly toad” His wife gave a smile As wide as a mile “You’re not ugly at all – “I

You’re snuggly!”


can run as fast as your little feet I have two little holes so that you can breathe I can smell as good as your little toes Can you guess what I am? I am your nose! I


yap yap yap

sat down to take a nap I had my cat and my teddy bear in my lap I took off my hat and closed my eyes Then the cat began to yap, oh, big surprise I told my cat he had to be quiet He talked yap yap about the food in his diet I told my cat he had to cut the yap So he closed his mouth and he took his nap I


ham in the pan With some of that yam A little pat of butter A little pat of jam Am I a good cook? Oh, yes I am ! Put the


am mad at my cat I am mad at my rat They ran away with my baseball bat I

Did you know...

a nap But instead they took the van They took a can of peas and They took a can of ham They were told to take

a cat and a big, fat rat Driving in a van with a baseball bat So if you see

Tell them, please, to hurry back

dad That they’ve been bad

Or I’ll have to tell my


A little cat was taking a nap When someone at the door went rap tap tap “Who’s there?” said the cat, still half asleep “A big, bad wolf dressed up as a sheep” “Go away,” said the cat, “I am taking a nap” But still the wolf went rap tap tap


cat, “I am in the shower” But the wolf went rap tap tap for an hour Finally the cat dialed 911 “There’s a wolf at my door, and it isn’t any fun” “Go away,” said the

When the police showed up no wolfwas there Just the

cat and his nap, snoring on the stair


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